Kashmir an integral part of our country, don’t interfere: India to Erdogan



Government forces during a shutdown in downtown, Srinagar. Photograph by Bhat Burhan

Srinagar: India on Saturday asked Turkish President to not interfere in India’s internal affairs in reference to the comments he made on Jammu and Kashmir.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India rejects all references made by the Turkish President on Jammu and Kashmir, stating that the region is an integral and inalienable part of India.

In an address at Pakistan’s Parliament on Friday, Erdogan compared “the struggle of Kashmiri people with that of fight by Turkish people against foreign domination during the World War I”.

“India rejects all references to Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral and inalienable part of India,” Kumar said in reference to Erdogan’s comments on Jammu and Kashmir.

“We call upon the Turkish leadership not to interfere in India’s internal affairs and develop a proper understanding of the facts, including the grave threat posed by terrorism emanating from Pakistan to India and the region,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.


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